Patrick Kilbane is from Seattle, Washington. He discovered dance at the age of 14 and trained on full scholarship at San Francisco Ballet School. He continued his training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, and with Suzanne Farrell at The Kennedy Center where he was exposed to the lineage of George Balanchine. After two seasons with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Patrick joined NW Dance Project where he had the opportunity to perform, choreograph, and teach. He danced original roles in new works by Sarah Slipper, Wen Wei Wang, Pedro Dias, Danielle Agami, Lucas Crandall, Cayetano Soto, Lauren Edson, Edgar Zendejas, Patrick Delcroix, Andrea Miller, André Mesquita, James Canfield, Donald McKayle, Ihsan Rustem, and many others. Patrick spent several years as a freelance artist based in Seattle. He danced with Kate Wallich + The YC, Whim W’Him, KT Niehoff, and created and performed internationally. Patrick joined Ballet BC under the directorship of Emily Molnar in 2017. During his time with the company he had the privilege of traveling the world performing works by William Forsythe, Sharon Eyal, Medhi Walerski, Cayetano Soto, Ohad Naharin, and Crystal Pite. Patrick spent the last year living and teaching at a spiritual retreat. He is thrilled to be back in the studio and on stage with NW Dance Project.